Florence Christine WENCK

Female 1894 - 1989  (95 years)


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  • Name Florence Christine WENCK 
    Born 17 May 1894  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1909 to 1918  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    School teacher 
    • In September 1909, Florence was admitted as a PT0 at Prenzlau State School.
      Jan 1912. PT 3, transferred to Finch Hatton
      Jun 1914. HT, Pinnacle
      Jun 1914. HT, transferred to Sandiford
      Jan 1918. HT, transferred to The Leap
      May 1918. HT, left service
    Died 28 Jul 1989  Oxley, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Cremated 2 Aug 1989  Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Cremated at Mount Thompson Crematorium. Ashes scattered
    FamilySearch ID 9FPJ-81Y 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9FPJ-81Y 
    Person ID I232  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2019 

    Father Theodor Bernhart Julius "Ted" WENCK,   b. 4 Aug 1872, Cluesries, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1960, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Christina JOSEFSKI,   b. 4 Aug 1876, Jacobsdorf, Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia (Jakubowo, Pomorskie, Poland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1966, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1894  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Divorced) Robert Albert DITTON,   b. 9 Mar 1900, Mackay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1991, Laidley, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1924  Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Divorced 1944  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8

    • Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), Sunday 16 July 1944, page 21
      DITTON WANT TO STAY
      For a woman who was so interested in teaching, it's a wonder that Mrs. Florence Christine Ditton didn't learn one of the most essential of Life's lessons: how to make a success of marriage.
      SHE chose, however, to leave her husband, Robert Albert in May 1927--and the House of Ditton knew her no more.
      According to Robert, he gave her numerous chances during the 17 years she was from his side. It was only because of his desire to get her back, that he had waited so long before making an application to the Divorce Court.
      Robert and Florence trod the bridal path in March, 1924, at the Methodist parsonage, Cairns. There was no issue of the marriage.
      "From the time we were married, she did not like married life," said the husband. "My wife said she preferred her job, teaching."
      "A few days before I left for Gatton, my wife packed her clothes and left."
      Plaintiff said he saw his wife in Edward-street, Brisbane, in 1929 and asked her to come back. She refused, saying that she would "let him know later when she would return to him."
      He made further requests to his wife to take up married life together, but all were refused, said Ditton.
      Mr. Justice Mansfield found desertion proved and granted a decree nisi for divorce.
      Mr. Magroarty (for plaintiff) was instructed by Messrs. Kennedy and McCormack.
    Children 
    +1. Leslie Robert DITTON,   b. 3 Feb 1920, Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1995, Clayfield, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Jocelyn DITTON,   b. 17 Mar 1924, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2002  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles Raleigh HERSANT,   b. Abt 1884, St Pancras, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1950, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1945  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1894 - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School teacher - 1909 to 1918 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1924 - Cairns, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 1944 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1945 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1989 - Oxley, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 2 Aug 1989 - Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    DITTON, Florence Christine (née Wenck) with her children Leslie and Jocelyn
    DITTON, Florence Christine (née Wenck) with her children Leslie and Jocelyn

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1894/ 008687.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration: Florence Christine Wenck, Birth date: 17/05/1894, Mother's name: Christiana Josefski, Father/parent's name: Theodor Wenck, Registration details: 1894/C/8687.

    3. [S112] Queensland Teacher's Index 1907-1911, Compiled by Rosemary & Eric Koppittke, (Brisbane, QFHS, 1997), Sep 1909, Ref 270.

    4. [S111] Mt Thompson Crematorium records: staff advice, Telephone call 14 Sep 2009.

    5. [S133] The Courier-Mail, (Brisbane), Death notice, 3 August 1989, page 18.

    6. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Florence Christine Hersant, Birth date: 1894, Death date: 28/07/1989, Mother's name: Christina Josefski, Father/parent's name: Theodore Wenck, Registration details: 1989//6629.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Roberts Albert Ditton, Marriage date: 12/03/1924, Spouse's name: Florence Christine Wenck, Registration details: 1924/C/1055.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1944 'DITTON WANT TO STAY', Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), 16 July, p. 21. , viewed 09 Mar 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203763062.